Are you curious about the meaning of specific Buddha hand gesture? Do you have several Buddha sculptures in your home and would like to find their best feng shui placement according to the meaning of mudras ? You’ve come to the right place. The explanation of 10 Buddha mudra, along with feng shui tips for their best placement will definitely help you.
Uttarabodhi – Supreme Enlightenment
The Uttarabodhi mudra is called the mudra of supreme enlightenment. This mudra is formed with both hands placed at the heart; index finger touching and pointing upwards, the other eight fingers intertwined.
It is a hand gesture that clearly evokers a sense of unshaken unity within oneself in aligning with One source. Try holding the Uttarabodhi mudra for a couple minutes and sense the subtle energy shift in your body.
The best feng shui placement : South or North bagua areas of home or office. You can also place it in a proinent, high energy spot in your living room.
Dharmachakra – Wheel of dharma
Dharmachakra mudra expresses the continuous energy ( symbolized by a wheel/chakra) or the cosmic order. The hands are placed at the heart level with the thumbs and index fingers forming circles ( similar to Vitarka mudra). The right palm faces outwards and the left one faces towards the heart.
This mudra is associated with Buddha’s first sermon or teaching. It is often referred to as the representation of teaching about the cosmic order as coming from ( or through) the heart center.
The best feng shui placement : Home office or living room.
Vitarka – Teaching Transmission
Vitarka mudra is interpreted as the hand gesture that evokes the energy of teaching and intellectual discission, or argument. It mostly feels like the transmission of a particular teaching with no words, and the circle formed by the thumb and index finger create a constant flow of energy/information.
Close to Abhaya Mudra, the energy created by this hand gesture allows for a transmission of knowlegde in a protected way, without being impeded by fear.
The best feng shui placement : In the home office or library/study.
Vajrapradama – Confidence in self
Typically translated as the Mudra of Unshakable Self Confidence, this hand gesture evokes so much more. Or, at least, not what we usually understand as self-confidence. Te first words that come to mind when looking at this beautiful Buddha gesture are : ” I come with peace because i am peace.”
It emanates a glowing river of the most beautiful golden energy – soft, kind, radiant, very healing, ever-lasting. I guess we can call it the gesture of confidence in the Self.
The best feng shui placement : The center/heart of the home, the living room, the main entrance.
Karana – Banishing & Expelling Negativity
Karana mudra expresses a very powerful energy with which negative energy is expelled. This hand gesture is also called warding off the evil. You can sense a very determined, focused energy just by looking at this hand gesture.
If you have a Buddha with the Karana mudra, be very mindful about its placement, be it in a home or office. You do not want it to face the front door ( which should have welcoming energy ). By the same token, you do not want it in your bedroom or your child’s room.
The best feng shui placement : In any bagua area that needs strong clearing, or in a problematic area of the house ( such as windows facing a low energy alley, for example ).
Varada – Compassion, sincerity & wish granting
Varada mudra expresses the energy of compassion, liberation and an offering of acceptance. This mudra is made is made with the left hand and most often you can see it in conjunction with other mudras, such as the Bhumisparsa or the Abhaya mudras, for example.
This mudra is also called a boon-granting mudra because it helps bestow a specific quality of energy one might be seeking from an enlightened being. Often you can see sacred shape, such as a mandala, or an eye in the palm of the Buddha hand. This expresses further the rarefied and powerful energy emanating from an enlightened being through his or her hands.
The best feng shui placement : Northwest bagua area of your home or office
Bhumisparsa – Calling the earth to withness the truth
Bhumisparsa Mudra is translated as Touching the Earth or Calling the Earth to Witness the Truth mudra. This hand gesture is always depicted with the right hand, while the left hand is in the lap, with the palm facing outwards.
Bhumisparsa mudra is said to be Buddha’s hand gesture when he achieved enlightenment. It represents unshaken strength and the truth of his commitment to liberation, which helped overcome the darkness challenging him right before he entered the Light.
The best feng shui placement : Center of your home, main entrance or altar.
Namaskara – Greeting and Adoration
This is the hand gesture the evokes greeting another being the utmost respect and adoration for the Divine in all. As you can see, the greeting is expresses in a form of prayer coming from one’s heart or the third eye.
The Namaskara Mudra can be expressed with palms at the heart level or at the forcehead. Why? because only with the heart, or with a deeper spiritual insight can one truly see that we are all expressions of the same light.
It is interesting to note that, as the story goes, true Buddhas no longer make this hand gesture. I guess because once you are one with the Light/Divine energy, you no longer need to express adoration for it. By definition, expressing something means you are outside it.
The best feng shui placement : Your main entry, dining or living room home office.
Dhyana – Meditation
Dhyana or Samachi mudra , is the hand gesture that promotes the energy of meditation, deep contemplation and unity with higer energy.
The circling of energy created by the triangle ( fromed when the thumbs of the two hands touch) also promotes a cleaning of any impurities on an etheric level. Just by looking at this Buddha hand gesture one can connect to the energy of deep peace and serenity.
The best feng shui placement : Meditation room, your altar, the center of the home or study.
Abhaya – No fear
Abhaya is translated from Sanskrit as fearlessness. The Abhaya mudra is made with the open palm of the right hand extending outwards at the chest level or slightly higher. If you look at this Buddha hand gesture, or mudra, you will also feel the energy of protection, peace and a sense of strong, deep inner security. A powerful feng shui decor addition to any home.
The best feng shui placement : The main entrance of your home or the living room.